Monday, November 28, 2011

Mrs. Whitfield Muffins

Not to toot my own horn but this muffin picture is pretty great, right?  (toot-toot).  lol.
I don't know if I told you guys about my mentor, Ms.Whitfield. She is THE lady who taught me to craft... in college - my senior year, actually.

Can you believe I started crafting that late in life?  What the heck was I doing before that?

Anyway, besides teaching me to craft, she also taught me a few recipes that I use pretty regularly.  One of them is a muffin recipe.  Let me tell you, these muffins are crazy good.  I have not met anyone who tasted them and didn't demand the recipe (or demand that I make them their own batch - ahem brother).   So, instead of typing up the recipe a thousand times, it will be much easier to direct them here. Besides, I love sharing information with you guys!  You are welcome ;)

2 cups flour
1 heaping cup of sugar
2 teas baking powder
1/2 teas salt
3-4 shakes of nutmeg

1 cup (+ a little more) milk (I use half and half and a bit of buttermilk- but any milk will do)
1/3 cup vegtable oil
1 egg
1 teas vanilla

Some fruit and nuts of your choice (I used apples and walnuts here.  And when I use apples, I shred it on a cheese grater so that it won't have big apple chunks)

Mix dry ingredients.  Mix wet ingredients. Mix in your wet with your dry until just mixed (don't over mix).  Then stir in fruit.  Pour into large muffin pan.  Pour a little cinnamon-sugar on the tops.

Bake on 350 for 30 minutes (less or more depending on your oven - mine takes about 32 minutes).

This makes 6 big muffins - and they barely last a day in my house (especially if we have visitors) which is perfect because they are delicious when eaten right out of the oven. YUM!

P.S.  I think they have about a bazillion calories/fat grams - especially with that half and half. So maybe you should make sure you make them when you have a company. ;)


Libby said...

These muffins look great. I could eat them right off the screen. Why are you so far away!!!

Thank you, Mrs. Whitfield. :-)

Ayana said...

I know right, Libby. You should move to Atlanta!!! We have plenty of teaching positions here ;).

Rose's Daughter said...

This looks so good(great photo by the way). I have to try this soon!

Ayana said...

Thanks Rose's Daughter! I am trying to get like you!

green investments said...

Darn those look good - I'm gonna ask my wife to make them tonight for me (I may need to clean the toilets in exchange, but it'd be worth it!). I wonder how they'd taste with juuuust a pinch of cinnamon too?

Ayana said...

Thanks Green Investments. I am sure they would be great with cinnamon!

Michelle Clement said...'s never to late to learn to craft, I say! :) he he. And these muffins look delicious!